A $33 million seaport project is among the infrastructure projects the African Development Bank will be implementing in Cape Verde from 2014 to 2018. Photo by: AfDB
Since shifting to a democratic form of government in 1991, Cape Verde has made considerable progress in strengthening its public systems. The 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance ranked the West African country the third-highest in terms of its performance in governance, next only to Mauritius and Botswana. In the same year, Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index found Cape Verde to be the second-least corrupt nation in sub-Saharan Africa.